Minnesota Names Pork Ambassadors

by 5m Editor
7 February 2008, at 1:22pm

US - Le Sueur County Pork Ambassador Kate Richter will serve as the 2008 Minnesota Pork Industry Ambassador, says the State's Morris Sun Tribune. A three-judge panel selected Richter during competition held in conjunction with Minnesota Pork Congress, held in Minneapolis in January.

Richter is a sophomore at South Dakota State University, Brookings, where she is an agricultural education and animal science major. She will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Minnesota Pork Board and will represent Minnesota's 4,800 pork producing families at various pork-related functions across the state.

The first runner-up was Erin Harris, who represented the Stevens County Pork Producers Association. Harris attends North Dakota State University, Fargo, where her major is animal science. As first runner-up, she will receive a $750 scholarship. Her parents are Allan and Elizabeth Harris of Morris. Harris also will also receive an additional $250 for her winning essay on anthropomorphism.

Second runner-up was Brittany Meidl, representing the Brown County Pork Producers Association. Meidl majors in medical biology at Southwest State University, Marshall. Her parents are Paul and Colleen Meidl of Springfield. Richter will receive a $500 scholarship.

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